janeintheworld is my blog and it began with my arrival in New York for my work as Vice President of Development with Women’s World Banking. This followed my previous work in Australia as Executive Director, International Women’s Development Agency, working with women in the Asia Pacific region to support them in improving the quality of their life, and that of their families and communities.
Most recently I’ve made the move to San Francisco to work with the Global Fund for Women as Vice President of Programs. The Global Fund for Women plays a leading role in advancing women’s rights by making grants that support and strengthen women’s groups around the world.We mobilize and redistribute resources that enable women to develop creative solutions to local, regional, and transnational challenges. And we bring grantees and donors together in an international network that promotes women’s action for social change, equality, peace, and justice worldwide.
I hold close to me words of the poet, Mary Oliver, ‘what will you do with your one wild and precious life?’ as a constant question for my waking life and my work. In this spirit, I am seeking a balance of work (I believe in) and play (time) to really know myself and those around me.
As ever, being in the natural world restores me, time with friends and family nurtures me while solitude provides the foundational prayer and affirmation for all that I do.
Jane Sloane 2012